The objectives of the Task Day competition are two; to encourage cross-country soaring among beginning cross-country pilots, and to extend an opportunity to experienced cross-country pilots to hone their skills under conditions approximating SSA contest conditions. At least three pilots must agree to participate. A Competition Director (CD) is assigned who will designate the day’s task and establish the beginning start time. CDs are urged to consider the needs of less experienced pilots when designating tasks.
Flights are on M-ASA scheduled days of operations and are scored according to SSA Sports Class rules. This an excellent way to introduce competition to the pilot who has just discovered cross country soaring. Task Day includes options for mentoring less-experienced pilots and for experimenting with new approaches to competition such as Start Anywhere MAT tasks and Grand Prix starts.
The Task Day Champion is the pilot with the highest cumulative score at the end of the scheduled soaring season.
Past Task Day Champions
|2017||(None)||Leader had less than the minimum of five flights.|
|2016||(None)||Leader had less than the minimum of five flights.|
|2015||(None)||Leader had less than the minimum of five flights.|
|2014||Mike Higgins||Won 6 out of 7 days|
|2013||Mike Higgins||Won 9 out of 10 days|
|2012||Baude Litt||Won 7 out of 9 days|
|2010||Baude Litt||Max 10,000 points|
|2009||Dave Pixton||7989 points|
|2008||Mike Higgins||9906 points|
|2005||Baude Litt||Max 10,000 points|
|2003||Baude Litt||9944 points|
|2000||Unknown||Probably Jonathan Gere according to Jan 2001 Convector.|